Musical Theatre Certificate

The Musical Theatre Certificate offers students the opportunity to study this popular art form in a flexible program. As a Theatre, Music, or Dance Major students may audition for entrance into this highly selective program each spring and can be admitted even as incoming Freshmen. The MT Certificate Program is interdisciplinary, and students train with experts in the various disciplines taking Private Voice Coaching, Musical Theatre Dance and Technique as well as Master Classes with national experts and participating in Musical Theatre Productions and Performances. Students in the MT Certificate study the breadth of the discipline with classes in Acting, Dance, and Voice and current alumni of the program are seeing success on Broadway and in National Tours in Mean Girls, Hamilton, Kinky Boots and Percy Jackson and others!

Click the link for requirements and full curriculum for each major!

For further information contact the Musical Theatre Certificate Director Nancy Jones, nancy.jones@uky.edu or 859-257-8166.

​Audition

A successful audition is required to participate in the Musical Theatre Certificate. A student must be a declared major in one of the following disciplines: Theatre, Music, or Dance. Current students must be in good academic standing and maintain a 3.0 GPA in their major courses to participate.

The audition will consist of:

  • DANCE - During the audition, prospective students will demonstrate their knowledge of dance in a short group movement audition. 
  • SINGING + ACTING - Students will also audition individually and present:
    • Two contrasting songs of 1-1.5 minutes each (have a prepared accompaniment tape)
    • A 1-minute monologue

Auditions for entry into the 2021-2022 year are Saturday, February 13, 2021 starting at 10am. All auditions will be conducted online via Zoom. Deadline to register is February 1st.

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